How to Soften Leather: Restoring the Suppleness of Your Leather Accessories
Over time, leather can become stiff or dry, losing its original softness and flexibility. In this article, we'll explore how to make leather soft again.
Causes of Leather Stiffness
There are several factors that can cause leather to become stiff or dry:
- Age: As leather ages, the natural oils in the material can evaporate, leading to stiffness and dryness.
- Lack of care: Neglecting to clean and condition your leather goods can cause them to lose their suppleness.
- Exposure to harsh elements: Leather can become stiff and dry when exposed to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, or excessive moisture.
- Low-quality leather: Lower-quality leathers, such as PU leather or bonded leather, may not retain their softness and suppleness as well as higher-quality leathers like full-grain or top-grain leather.
How to Soften Leather
Follow these steps to restore the softness of your leather goods:
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My name is Seuruyalvi, as the chief designer at ZORNNA, I am responsible for overseeing the creative direction of the brand, from conceptualization to final product design.